Ana Isla is Professor with a joint appointment in the Sociology Department and the Centre for Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) at Brock University. She also has an affiliation with the Social Justice Program. Isla's research focuses on the consequences of the Earth Summits, and sustainable development, in particular in Costa Rica and Peru. She is the author of The Greening of Costa Rica: Women, Peasants, Indigenous People, and the Remaking of Nature (2015).
"At a time when macho politics are intensifying while the basis
of survival for most of humanity is being undermined, ecofeminist
readings could not be more important in examining the social causes
and chaotic consequences of a most pressing and globally
destructive process that is capitalism-induced: accelerated climate
change. In this edited volume, activist intellectuals from many
backgrounds methodically expose the structural intersection of
diverse forms of oppression (social as well as beyond) that
characterize an always profoundly patriarchal, racist,
heteronormative capitalist world disorder that produces the current
manifold global predicament. This systematic ecofeminist analysis
of the linkage between climate change and intersecting oppressions
is long overdue. This is not only because it facilitates a holistic
understanding of climate change that continues to be largely
omitted in the mainstream and wilfully absent or attacked in
re-emergent violent groupings of oppression supporters. This book
provides essential guidance to those who take seriously the need to
combine social justice with ecologically constructive existence. It
re-introduces and further develops immediately practicable
alternatives that ecofeminists have been formulating for decades
and, as much as feasible, putting into action."
--Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro, Associate Professor, SUNY New Paltz; Editor, Capitalism Nature Socialism"In this analytically astute and politically grounded book, American ecofeminism matures beyond academic critique to find its own transnational voice."
--Ariel Salleh, activist and scholar, co-editor of Pluriverse: The Post-Development Dictionary"This collection provides a sharp focus on the severe ecological problems of the 21st century. An ecofeminist perspective casts a novel light on the politics of climate change. These politics that have created conditions for the exploitation of people, the oppression of women, and the expropriation and destruction of Indigenous people's land and bodies. Authors offer an alternative framework to transition to a new world."
--June Corman, Brock University, St. Catharines